The governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) believes that the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) has no confidence in former President John Dramani Mahama to annex victory for the party in the 2020 election.
According to the national campaign manager of the governing party Peter Mac Manu, the opposition party’s allegations of conspiracy to rig the upcoming elections in favour of the NPP is borne out of lack of confidence in their Presidential candidate.
“NDC must be reminded that the NPP, as an opposition party, beat the NDC in 2016––and by the largest margin ever in Ghana’s history against an incumbent president in Ghana’s history.
"It is not the fault of any Ghanaian that the NDC chose to bring back as their presidential candidate for 2020 the very man on whose hands the NDC suffered their biggest defeat in their history. It is not the fault of the NPP that the NDC chose to bring back as their 2020 presidential candidate the very same man who gave Ghana the worst economic growth performance since 1994. It is not the fault of President Akufo-Addo that the NDC has very little confidence in their own chosen Candidate for 2020, John Mahama” he said at a press conference on Thursday.
The National Democratic Congress at an earlier press conference addressed by its National Chairman, Mr Samuel Ofosu-Ampofo on Thursday , accused the NPP, EC and NIA of a plot to rig the election using the problematic National Identification system.
But in a response to the claims, Peter Mac Many said “We do not need the EC to rig an election in our favour. A government that has put some 1.3 million children to school, (who if NDC was in power would be on the streets) does not need an election to be rigged in its favour.”
He stated that the NPP intends to win the 2020 elections based on good performance, “government that has restored industry and is creating jobs for the people does not need an election to be rigged in its favour. A government that has put 100,000 unemployed graduates to work does not need an election to be rigged in its favour. A government that puts the interest of the ordinary Ghanaian first, whether it is in protecting the money of millions of depositors, or absolving the cost of electricity and water of 30 million Ghanaians, to ease the sufferings of the people when there is a crisis, such a government does not need an election to be rigged in its favour. The President continues to show leadership and commitment to the welfare of ordinary Ghanaians and it is this which gives us confidence that the Ghanaian people will recognize his leadership and performance and allow the party that knows how to deliver to continue.”